Holland pushed back in rotation
The Rangers are pushing rookie left-hander Derek Holland back in the rotation.
Holland’s turn is supposed to be on Tuesday against the Yankees. Instead Vicente Padilla will fill that spot when he comes off the disabled list. Holland is not expected to return to the rotation until next Saturday against the Red Sox in Boston.
Instead Padilla will be followed by Scott Feldman and Brandon McCarthy against the Yankees. Both will be pitching on four days rest. So too will Kevin Millwood when he pitches against the Red Sox on Friday at Fenway Park.
“We’re just keeping the other guys in turn,” manager Ron Washington said. “This gives us a chance to use Derek in the bullpen for a couple of days.”
Holland, who has made two starts since joining the rotation, last pitched on Wednesday in a 9-2 loss to the Yankees.
Also: C.J. Wilson is the first Rangers pitcher in history to earn both a win and a save in a doubleheader. Wilson did so on Friday night in the sweep of the Athletics. Wilson had two saves in a doubleheader against the Orioles last year.